Making it Possible for People to Love Their Smile
Being an orthodontist allows me to touch many lives, building relationships while helping people achieve a smile they love. With straight teeth and an incredible smile, people gain confidence and their self-esteem grows immeasurably.
Every day I meet people who are ashamed of the way their teeth look. This affects all parts of their life, as they feel insecure at school and work, worried about what others think of their appearance. I reassure each person that we’ll gently shift their teeth into proper position, creating functionality while developing a becoming smile.
As a patient moves through treatment, they see the change in their appearance. They start feeling better about how they look, and that’s reflected in their behavior. I see them start to make eye contact, talking and engaging with others, and then smiling and laughing with ease.
When we’re finished, and a patient sees what they’ve achieved, they can’t stop smiling and neither can I: they’re going to have a healthier, happier life as a result of what we’ve done and I’m happy for them. — Dr. Brady Novak
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate studies – University of Iowa
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Iowa College of Dentistry
- Master of Science – University of Iowa Department of Orthodontics
Each year, Dr. Novak completes many hours of continuing orthodontic education. By staying current on advances in techniques and technology, he’s able to provide the best treatment options to his patients. Dr. Novak attends lectures, seminars, and conferences locally and nationally.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Iowa Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Iowa Dental Association
- Linn County Dental Society
Born in Cedar Rapids, Dr. Novak moved a lot as a child. As an adult, he returned to Cedar Rapids, where he lives with his wife Michelle and their three children: Hannah, Kailey, and Jack. Dr. Novak is usually busy with his many family and church activities. When he has the time, he enjoys biking, running, triathlons, and snow skiing.
Dr. Novak served our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 to 2002. He was a scout observer for artillery, and served in C Battery 1st BN/12th MAR. He was deployed and served in combat during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Dr. Novak went on to serve in the Iowa National Guard as a dental officer and was deployed in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.